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Queen Elizabeth misses Christmas church service due to 'heavy cold'

This had some people anxious about the aging Queen, who is well known for her devotion to duty and her sturdy health. The vibrant 90 -year-old is likely to rema...


Strong typhoon expected to slam into Philippines today

Shirley Abundo, vice governor of the Catanduanes province, said she had ordered forced evacuations of the villagers as some "are really hard-headed, they don't ...


Two killed when bus carrying Tongan students crashes 100m down bank

Eight people were admitted to Gisborne Hospital and two were airlifted to Hastings Hospital, emergency officials said. 46 people were on board the bus when it...


Fake news leads Pak minister to issue nuclear threat to Israel

Israel's Ministry of Defence handle, however, clarified that the report referred by Asif was "entirely false". The Pakistan Defense Ministry said Pakistan wou...


WWII Bomb Disposal Prompts Evacuation of 54000 Citizens in Germany's Augsburg

Kurt Gribl, the mayor of that German city with nearly 300,000 inhabitants, told the media that unfortunately, because of this situation, the city "is different ...


Second storm set to hit United Kingdom after Barbara

Batten down the hatches, folks. "We shall be continuing to monitor the situation over the festive period including Christmas Eve , Christmas Day and Boxin...


Russian military aircraft disappears off radar, 91 on board

The Defense Ministry published on its website a list of passengers, who, it said, included members of the famed Alexandrov ensemble. The Russian defence minis...


Prince George and Princess Charlotte join the Middleton family for Christmas

They were joined by Kate's parents and brother, James , as well as her sister, Pippa Middleton, and her fiance James Matthews . Notably absent was Prince ...


Obama, Kerry behind 'shameful' UN settlement vote - Israeli official

Although the USA opposes the settlements, it has traditionally used its veto power as a permanent member of the Security Council to block resolutions condemning...


After Pakistan General, Chinese media suggests India to join CPEC

No doubt CPEC is a game changer not only for China and Pakistan but also for the countries of the region as it is going to increase connectivity, reduce travell...


Zara and Mike Tindall lose their baby, spokesperson says

Equestrian champion Zara and former England rugby player Mike Tindall announced at the end of November they were expecting their second child. The baby was to b...


Obama delivers final Christmas message

The first lady then elaborates on what that means. The president was even able to sneak in a dad joke. "Although a few got a... frosty reception", he quipped....


Donald Trump still wants to ban Muslims from USA, build 'registry'

Following the September 11 attacks, the program required males over the age of 15 from 25 countries - a lot of them Muslim-majority - to undergo a series of spe...


Patriots Roll Jets 41-3 on Christmas Eve

The Patriots defense was not done yet. He has brought four Super Bowls to New England and owns a 200-71 record with the Patriots , as well as a 22-9 win-loss...


Knights of Malta to pope: Stay out of our internal affairs

A Vatican statement said a five-member committee had been tasked with looking into the ousting of Albrecht Freiherr von Boeselager, whose official title was Gra...


China slaps GM with $29M fine over price-fixing charges

Fiat Chrysler and Audi confronted comparable fines in a far reaching examination that started in 2014 after grievances auto purchasers were being cheated. China...


Tunisian police question family of prime suspect in Berlin Christmas market attack

Authorities are now frantically searching for a new suspect who may be on the run and is likely armed. He had had contact with Iraqi "hate preacher" Ahmad Abd...


Apollo House campaigners 'very happy' with visit from receivers

Speaking on RTÉ Radio One yesterday, Mr Kenny said: "We don't agree they [the residents] feel safe there". He said the NAMA Act allowed the Minister to use NA...


Nigeria in talks to secure release of more Chibok girls, official says

In all, 79 girls have regained freedom over the past two and a half years, bringing the total number of girls who have to spend a third consecutive Christmas wi...


Orca found on Sunshine Coast died of blunt force trauma, DFO says

Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans released the preliminary results of the autopsy performed on the beach Wednesday, December 21, 2016. "I think as...


ISIS Supporters Plan Holiday Attacks

The ISIS messenger might have been referring to New Year's Day, when the new year is celebrated in the West. In the liturgical calendar, the Christian New Yea...


Australian Police Reports Foiling Christmas Day ISIS Attack Plot

Mr Turnbull said the "terrorists sought to disrupt" the holiday season where "Australians come together in peace and love with families". "As you know, overn...


Salvation Army asks for help as donations drop 16%

A $20 donation would typically help a family with groceries for about 3 days, with the match it will help them for nearly a week, officials said. The non-profit...


Aleppo resident: Brutality of life under rebel control

Aid workers have said the evacuation is likely to end on Thursday. Evacuations continue from east Aleppo, as remaining rebels and civilians wait in freezing w...


First flu death reported in IN this season

Now is the time to visit your health care provider, local public health district, or pharmacy to get vaccinated. Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness...


[Ticker] Muslim woman set to become Romania PM

While Dragnea praised Shhaideh as a competent public administrator, he noted "If appointed, she would be prime minister, but the political responsibility stays ...


UN Creates Body To Prepare Syrian War Crimes Cases Over Russian Objections

This comes after the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution drafted by Lichtenstein and co-sponsored by countries such as the US, France, Britain, Turkey, Sau...


Red Wings place G Howard on injured reserve

It's uncertain how long Howard will be sidelined, but his reaction from the sequence hints that it could be lengthy. Petr Mrazek replaced Howard and allowed t...


Buses carrying wounded and ill civilians burned near Idlib

Syrian TV said four buses and two ambulances arrived in government-controlled parts of Aleppo from al-Foua and Kefraya. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for ...


Indonesian police kill 3 suspected militants

The attackers reportedly planned to stab police officers at the station with knives to attract people's attention, before detonating a suicide bomb. In the wa...


Aleppo girl whose tweets touched world safe after evacuation

Final evacuations of the ravaged city of Aleppo are underway.Though Bana and her mother made it safely to Turkey, they have continued to tweet to their hund...


Van drove into Australian Christian Lobby's Canberra headquarters and 'exploded'

The alleged driver of the van is believed to be getting medical attention, according to a News Corp report. "A vehicle has rammed our office in Canberra & e...


Banca Monte dei Paschi Rescue Raises Complex Issues for European Authorities

Italy has struggled to find a buyer for the four loss-making banks, which have also seen their problem debts worsen since the rescue, even though the worst bad ...


12 killed in attack on Christmas market in Berlin

One of the two officials said the man, in his early 20s, had left his wallet in the vehicle, and his asylum documents were found inside. The 23-year-old arr...


European court rules UK's 'Snooper's Charter' illegal

Lobby group Privacy International's legal officer, Camilla Graham Wood, said that, like its predecessor, the new Investigatory Powers Act did not contain th...